About Us

About Slow Food Seacoast

Slow Food Seacoast is a local chapter of Slow Food USA and a part of the International Slow Food movement

Together we work toward a healthier food system, slowing down the pace of life by focusing on the pleasures of good, clean, and fair food. The Seacoast chapter got its start in 2006, beginning as a small group of founding members. From that seed grew an active group of enthusiastic volunteers and supporters, including farmers, chefs, gardeners, home cooks, and people who just love good food. Since our beginning, Slow Food Seacoast has

This is a testament to the power of the local food movement and the strong community culture in Seacoast New Hampshire and Southern Maine. Together, the volunteers of Slow Food Seacoast host events that focus on education and celebration. We seek to learn how food is produced and prepared by skilled farmers, artisans, and chefs, what we can do to support farmers and their land, and how to appreciate fresh, seasonal, and local food. With our celebrations, we seek to bring together people of all ages and backgrounds to share the community table. We host a range of events, small and large including our spring gardening conference, Seed to Soil, a huge barbecue on-farm event, Farm-a-Q, and talks and tours throughout the year. We proudly partner with other nonprofits around the region . All are welcome to our events. We hope to see you soon.

Meet your local Slow Food leadership

  • John Forti, Chair
  • Bob Elliott, Treasurer
  • Evan Mallett, Co-Chair
  • David Vargas, Heirloom Harvest Project Lead
  • Alison Magill, Schools, Gardens & Social Media/Marketing
  • Ben Kuethe, Outreach